CASINO SOUTH AFRICA South African casino operators push for online casino legislation 1 week ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 119 South African casino operators such as Tsogo Sun and Sun International are quietly pushing the government to pass legislation allowing online casinos to operate alongside the already legalized and regulated online sports betting industry. They are hoping that the hard work put into the 2008 National Gambling Amendment Act to formally legalize online casino gambling will finally be completed. Kelvin Jones, senior editor of PlayCasino (www.PlayCasino.co.za), explained: “For many years, South Africa’s online gambling industry has been operating in a grey zone. The hard blow which the industry took during the Covid-19 lockdown had retail casino operators looking anew at alternative revenue options, and the obvious focus has been on internet gambling. These operators need to reshape their business in the wake of the pandemic and obviously they want to avoid retrenching staff. The best way to do so is to divest their businesses, and what better – and more proven – way to do so than to offer their services online?” “South Africans are huge fans of online casinos,” continued Kelvin Jones. “Millions of South Africans already play at regulated, licensed offshore sites that are fully focused on the local player and even allow them to pay in ZAR. Well-established and reputable casino operators such as Tsogo Sun and Sun International are obviously aware of this, but they want to do things the right way. They want the government to give the green light for them to tap into the multi-million Rand online casino industry.” Sun International has been campaigning the South African Department of Trade and Industry to allow land-based casinos the rights to offer online casino games. Its SunBet brand launched draw-based games several months ago, and plans to introduce online versions of live dealer titles. Tsogo Sun has also urged the government to take another look at existing online gambling legislation. The group’s CEO, Chris du Toit said that online gaming was a “natural progression” for the business, which is already at an advanced stage of moving into online sports betting. “The South African government should not pass up on this momentous trend. As we’ve seen in other parts of the world, it’s not a given that land-based casino operators are fully supportive of an online gambling industry. Here is the perfect opportunity for the operators to build their businesses, avoid retrenchments, increase their revenue and offset the terrible losses caused by the pandemic. On the other hand, the government will benefit from increased tax revenue and a stronger economy. It really is a win-win.” – said PlayCasino’s Kelvin Jones. About PlayCasino: PlayCasino (www.PlayCasino.co.za) is the premier online casino and online gambling guide for South African players. It is considered the largest and most trusted SA gambling website, having been established in 2008. PlayCasino offers an all-inclusive gambling guide for everything players need to know about the local industry. It covers the mobile, retail and online gambling industry, and helps players find the best games, bonuses and casinos to help them navigate the exciting world of gambling. Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: casino, casino online, restriction, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Ghana – Chinese man dies in casino after losing moneyNext What are Africa’s Gambling Laws? More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA BetGames.TV partners with Peermont brand PalaceBet.co.za 20 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Trusted betting payment methods in South Africa 20 hours ago Peris Wambu ANGOLA CASINO Top rated land-based casinos in Angola 20 hours ago Peris Wambu CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Celebrating 1 year of NOVOMATIC Linked success at Carnival City 20 hours ago Iwo Bulski CASINO ONLINE Why Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and casinos are great together? 4 days ago Szarlot CASINO HISTORY History of Blackjack, the most popular casino game 4 days ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.